Set of Fourteen, Silver 950 pure, Underplates

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Set of Fourteen, Silver 950 pure, Underplates

A Beautiful Set of Fourteen Japanese Silver (950 pure) Underplates. The borders of the plates have a shell and scroll design. The set are made by Japan’s Oldest Silversmith, Kichigoro Uyeda. The set would bring an elegance to any dinner party. Dimensions 10.83 inches, 27.5 cm
K. Uyeda (Kichigoro Uyeda) are likely to be the oldest established Japanese silversmiths still in business. Founded in 1884 as a souvenir store for foreign tourists, it is still in business today
In 1923, Uyeda store has been opened in recently built Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, designed by the famous American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. There were many famous people among Uyeda's customers: American baseball players Babe Ruth and Joe DiMaggio, actress Marilyn Monroe, diplomat Henry Kissinger and his wife, professor and American diplomat Edwin Reischauer and his wife
After the Great Kanto earthquake in 1923, Uyeda store has been moved to the Yarakucho neighbourhood, located near the Ginza district. Both the first and the second floor of the building were designed in a compromise between East and West style.
Underplates

Ref No.W167x6
Maker KICHIGORO UYEDA
OriginJapan
Year 1920

£ 13,500.00